Pecan Cheese Ball

38  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

A trio of cheeses—cheddar, blue and cream cheese—are blended, shaped in a ball and rolled in chopped pecans for an easy and classic appetizer spread.

Pecan Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pkg. (4 oz.) crumbled blue cheese
  •  cup chopped pecans
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Beat  cheeses in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • Shape  into ball; roll in pecans. Cover. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Serve  as a spread with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Better For YouSave 6 grams of fat and 2.5 grams of saturated fat per serving by using Neufchatel cheese, shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.

ShortcutTo speed-soften 8 oz. cream cheese, microwave on HIGH for 15 to 20 seconds.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 210 
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 330 mg
  • Carbohydrate 12 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 8 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 10 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV